Morningside Heights is known for its safe streets, history, and the famed institutions that call it home. Located between the distinct neighborhoods of the Upper West Side and Harlem, Morningside Heights retains its energetic charm. New construction is ongoing in this neighborhood, where rising affluence constantly draws new residents and tourists alike to the area.
College students and young adults are often seen around the streets, thanks to the presence and expansion of Columbia University, Barnard College and Teachers College. But in addition to this famed academic area, there are numerous cultural and historical sites such as Grant’s Tomb, the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, and Riverside Church. A strong residential community with a large emphasis on its history and intellect defines the neighborhood.